Zagreb Medical Students Help in Fight Against Coronavirus

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Zagreb medical students help in a fight against coronavirus
Zagreb medical students help in a fight against coronavirus

October 28, 2020 – As part of their classes, students of the University of Zagreb School of Medicine applied for volunteer work and assistance in performing all activities related to coronavirus.

As HRT reports, in the new situation related to the epidemic, additional educations were approved, as well as student work, and about 300 students from the Zagreb School of Medicine applied.

Coronavirus Information Call Center phones ring every second and students patiently respond and give callers epidemiological instructions, all of which are part of their practical classes in college.

“It’s really good. We have a feeling that we are helping people. They call, they are worried. There are a lot of infected people. It is difficult to explain the self-isolation to them – who needs it, who doesn’t, what a close contact is, and so on. I think this is very useful,” says student Adela Ranogajec.

The questions are all sorts, says student Luka Ostojić. People who do not have a question related to COVID-19 are also calling.

“Students here acquire knowledge and skills that will be more than useful to them tomorrow or in a few months when they start working. That is why they consider this very important and they are extremely satisfied,” says the teacher at the Zagreb School of Medicine, doc. dr. sc. Vera Musil.

In addition to epidemiological work and patient triage upon entering the hospital, students applied for assistance in taking samples and working in tertiary centers. They will undergo training and be assigned to checkpoints run by the Croatian Institute of Public Health in Novi Zagreb and at the institute in Rockefeller Street, announces the dean of the School of Medicine, prof. dr. sc. Marijan Klarica.

Students of the anesthesiology section participate in the pre-run at the entrance to Sveti Duh Hospital. They are enrolled depending on their abilities and schedule in college. So far, everything is going well, and if someone gives up, they have a replacement ready, says Lester Toni Dobrić from the Student Section for Anesthesiology and Resuscitation at the School of Medicine.

They work in shifts of 8 hours and are satisfied, and in addition to gaining useful knowledge, they help staff and relieve the system.


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